Video: Understanding the Number Line

For the given picture, complete the following using positive or negative: Moving forwards represents _ numbers, while moving backwards represents _ numbers.

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Video Transcript

For the given picture, complete the following using positive or negative. Moving forwards represents blank numbers, while moving backwards represents blank numbers.

Counting forwards from zero gives us positive one, positive two, positive three, and so on. This means that moving forwards represents positive numbers. Counting back from zero gives us negative one, negative two, negative three. This means that moving backwards represents negative numbers. The complete sentence reads, “Moving forwards represents positive numbers, while moving backwards represents negative numbers.”

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